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Keeping Your Construction Site Safe During Unexpected Weather

We all know that storms can appear out of nowhere. Mother Nature oftentimes sneak up on us during the worst time. So, how do you protect your construction site from being damaged by Mother Nature?

Preparation is Key

Of course, we can never fully know when Mother Nature is going to hit. And sometimes we can’t fully control the damage it causes. 

However, being prepared for the worst can certainly help. 

First, evaluate your job site. What are the potential risks? Do you have an evacuation plan?

The safety of your workers should always be number one, so make sure there is a proper evacuation plan in place. There also must be a plan in place to alert employees when severe weather is on its way. 

In addition, the right team of people should be used to secure job sites when a storm does it. 

The Aftermath

Dealing with the damage properly after the storm hits is almost as important as preparing for it.

A post-storm evaluation plan is going to be extremely helpful when it comes to identifying the damage. Take plenty of photos or videos and put everything in writing!

This is going to come in handy when bringing your case to the insurance companies. Another reason why you should have insurance coverage on your construction site, you just never know what will happen. From heavy rain to lightning and hurricanes to tornadoes, there are plenty of ways Mother Nature can wreak havoc. 

Talking with an Attorney

If you are involved in a construction project and unsure how to properly prepare for Mother Nature, talk with an attorney who is familiar with Phoenix construction law.

An experienced construction attorney can help guide you on how to safely place protocols so that if Mother Nature does take a toll on your construction site, you will be able to receive the help you need from insurance companies. 

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